“With Arsenal getting beaten in the midweek game, and United winning, they will of course have the momentum and are top of the league”, he said. You would do well to bet on a United win at Arsenal on Sunday.
But while rivals falter United look solid again.
They have added goals since Anthony Martial joined from Monaco on deadline day, scoring three in each of their last three league games, and Neville says their defensive and midfield line up and down the pitch is as good as you will see. It’s a wonderfully pure theory around football; it’s fantastic morals and principles but if it doesn’t work you have to challenge it.
He said: “We had a disappointment in the Champions League, we have to analyse it well”. The Gunners will be hoping that their strikers find their shooting boots in tomorrow’s encounter.
Mesut Ozil will be back in his usual role in attacking midfield against Manchester United. But, the rivalry intensified in the recent past because of the frequent verbal feuds between former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and current Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger. “It’s a big game. They are there to make judgemental comments”.
Arsene Wenger is refusing to set a date on when he will leave Arsenal.
But Wenger is excited about the prospect of locking horns with Red Devil this weekend.
The Dutchman denied there would be disappointment if United failed to win the title.
It’s been a rough couple of years for Manchester United.
Rodgers’ position has come under severe scrutiny during a run of just one win in five Premier League games and two unconvincing draws in the Europa League. ‘It is a long two weeks when you don’t get that win.’ he said. This is a cause for concern as since the 2010/11 season Arsenal’s gpg ratio in the Premier League is a very healthy 1.88.
It leaves van Gaal facing a dilemma at full-back, with Matteo Darmian having switched from right-back to left-back against Sunderland and Valencia having filled in on the right side of the defence. His last title came with Bayern Munich in 2010, and though his time in Germany was not a complete success it should be remembered that he won a shot at the Bundesliga big time by virtue of taking AZ Alkmaar to unlikely success on his return to Holland from Barcelona. “This is my fourth season of going to Goodison Park and we’ve played well there”, he said.
Manchester United travel to the Emirates looking to inflict more pain on the Gunners and strengthen their place at the top of the table. Usually Arsenal’s season begins to crumble in the second half of the term because of injuries and so on, but what has been happening in the Champions League is purely depressing!